Ready left Billericay because their mad owner Glenn Tamplin pulled his funding because he was getting abuse from the fans regarding sacking the manager, Harry Wheeler, after insisting his 16 year old son should play more in the team. Billericay then said they could not afford to pay him any more and were threatening to go into administration:
"However, just weeks after joining the Essex club, he was told he could leave as part of a round of cost-cutting measures. Owner Glenn Tamplin left the club in September and Rhead’s departure, along other higher-earners at the club, was confirmed soon after. Prior to his departure, Tamplin sacked manager Harry Wheeler and replaced him with his assistant, former Tottenham midfielder Jamie O’Hara.
"I signed for them and everything was all right,” explained Rhead, who won two league titles and the Checkatrade Trophy during his time at Sincil Bank. “Then the chairman [Tamplin] said he wasn’t putting any more money in, which was a shame. “They just said I could find another club. It left me in a tough situation, one I didn’t think was going to happen six weeks before when I signed. There were three of us, Gav Gunning and Craig Robson, who were the higher earns. We were basically told we had to get off the wage bill or the club could go into administration. That’s not something you want on your CV.”
Rheady was on big money at Billericay. He was earning a lot more than some League 2 players. I think he also got a signing on fee.